A Qualitative Study to Explore the Role of Nurses in Health Policy Development in the Middle East

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304055
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Qualitative Study to Explore the Role of Nurses in Health Policy Development in the Middle East
Author(s):
Chase, Lynne M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Delta
Author Details:
Lynne M. Chase, BSN MPH, svmher@yahoo.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

To explore the nursing perspective in order to examine the role of nurses and health

policy development in the Middle East.

Methods:

A qualitative research study was conducted using an interpretivist approach. Through

purposeful sampling and snowballing technique 10 nurses were recruited for six different

countries in the Middle East. Semi-structured In-depth interviews using Skype software was

used to explore the perceptions of the nurses in reference to their roles in health policy in their

countries. The data was subjected to thematic content analysis.

Results:

Three themes emerged. The state of the nursing role in health policy development in

the Middle East is inadequate, but the situation is slowly changing for the better. The main

blockers affecting their involvement include insufficient education on health policy, a lack of

leadership, gender bias, and a hierarchical bias by physicians towards nursing.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, this qualitative research has added insight into the role of nurses in

health policy development in the Middle East. Although some progress has been made, There is

a need for stronger leadership, improved education, interdisciplinary and global collaboration

to ensure nurses are active participants in health policy development.

Keywords:
Health Policy; Skype; Nursing
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Qualitative Study to Explore the Role of Nurses in Health Policy Development in the Middle Easten_GB
dc.contributor.authorChase, Lynne M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Deltaen_GB
dc.author.detailsLynne M. Chase, BSN MPH, svmher@yahoo.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304055-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>To explore the nursing perspective in order to examine the role of nurses and health <p>policy development in the Middle East. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A qualitative research study was conducted using an interpretivist approach. Through <p>purposeful sampling and snowballing technique 10 nurses were recruited for six different <p>countries in the Middle East. Semi-structured In-depth interviews using Skype software was <p>used to explore the perceptions of the nurses in reference to their roles in health policy in their <p>countries. The data was subjected to thematic content analysis. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Three themes emerged. The state of the nursing role in health policy development in <p>the Middle East is inadequate, but the situation is slowly changing for the better. The main <p>blockers affecting their involvement include insufficient education on health policy, a lack of <p>leadership, gender bias, and a hierarchical bias by physicians towards nursing. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>In conclusion, this qualitative research has added insight into the role of nurses in <p>health policy development in the Middle East. Although some progress has been made, There is <p>a need for stronger leadership, improved education, interdisciplinary and global collaboration <p>to ensure nurses are active participants in health policy development.en_GB
dc.subjectHealth Policyen_GB
dc.subjectSkypeen_GB
dc.subjectNursingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:21Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:21Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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